Drugs and Alcohol

Drugs and Alcohol

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a medicine or drug that calms or makes one sleep. sedative
temporary loss of consciousness, sight or memory blackout
a colorless liquid used as a solvent and a fuel toluene
a state marked by extreme restlessness, confusion and sometimes hallucinations, caused by fever, poisoning or brain injury. delirium
having a physical or mental need to use a drug or other substance regularly, despite the fact that it is likely to have a damaging effect. depenedent
a feeling of great joy, excitement or well-being. euphora
having a temporary false feeling of happiness with reduced physical and mental control, by used of drug or alcohol. high
a drug that comes from the opium poppy and that may become addictive with prolonged use. It is used for relief of severe pain. morphine
added a small amount of a drug or alcohol to something laced
these drugs slow down brain function and include sedatives and tranquilizers depressant
a drug that increases immediate energy and alertness but that is accompanied by increases in blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. stimulant
to change into invisible particles floating in the air by heating or spraying. vaporize
a colorless sweet smelling gas used as an anesthetic nitrous oxide
a synthetic (chemically made) version of an illegal drug that was slightly altered to avoid having it classified as illegal. designer drug
damage caused by repeated injections into veins using needles. collapsed veins
a substance added to another to alter or improve it in some way, such as to change the color or the texture of food. additive
the act of using a drug in a way other than what was intended. Misuse. diversion
often called speed. Acts on the central nervous system. Increases heart rate and blood pressure while reducing fatigue. Exhaustion and depression follow. Serious mental problems can develop from repeated use. amphetamine
a semi solid substance that comes from the sap of some plants and trees. It is used in varnishes, paints and adhesives. resin
refers to the strength of a substance. potency

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